Omar

speaker; flourishing, long-lived
ORIGIN: Persian
POPULARITY: 412
Omar has several meanings. In Hebrew it means “speaker”; in Arabic it means “flourishing" or "long-lived” and is spelled Umar. A minor character in the Bible as Esau’s son and Jacob’s nephew, his name was well-known in the US in the 16th and 17th centuries thanks to the Puritans, who liked to give their children names of nonprominent figures in the Bible. The 12th century poet Omar Khayyam likely popularized the name even earlier. Today it’s the name of actor Omar Epps and a favorite among Muslim parents.

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  • Omar Epps
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    Actor

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